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Digitised: Communities Online

An early digital engagement project (2003/4) that extended Watershed’s work with sections of the community without access to digital technology.

Digitised: Communities Online was an early web publishing project which extended Watershed’s work to sections of the community without access to digital technology. Watershed worked with six diverse communities to collect and collate content, convert it to digital formats and archive and publish the results. The project resulted in the creation of six online galleries of photography, paintings, poetry, prose, performance, music, animation and short film.

Reveal was a two year documentary portraiture project by photographer John Frederick Anderson which enabled 36 young Bristolians between the ages of 17 - 21 years to make a series of images showing their lives through portraiture in the city. The result is an historical document that explores a city, and reveals identities.

Neighbourhood was a community photography project which examined the theme of neighbourhood in the Bristol inner city area from its inhabitants' point of view, representing aspects of the environment, people and everyday objects, which they find interesting and beautiful.

The Cherry Orchards project illustrated the wide range of daily activities that are programmed at this therapeutic community for adults recovering from mental health problems, situated on a 20 acre organic farm on the edge of Bristol.

IMAGEM, the Portuguese word for “image”, was the name of a two-year creative media project culminating in a photography exchange between young people from Bristol and twinned city, Oporto, in Northern Portugal.

Alchemy is a rich collection of music, movies, animations and more by young people participating in creative digital media projects at Watershed. 

art + power is a membership organisation led by disabled artists creating work in visual arts, theatre, poetry, music, deaf arts, multi-media and film. This digitised gallery includes work made by artists with learning difficulties.

Digitised: Communities Online was realized through a grant from The New Opportunities Fund.

Ended in December 2004